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  • Tiny power plants hold promise for nuclear energy

    PARIS (AP) — Small underground nuclear power plants that could be cheaper to build than their behemoth counterparts may herald the future for an energy industry under intense scrutiny since the Fukushima disaster, the incoming head of the Nuclear Energy Agency told The Associated Press. Size...

  • This Earth Day, applaud fossil fuel sellers for overcoming climate change hysteria

    "The heavens reek, the waters below are foul ... we are in a crisis of survival." That's how Walter Cronkite and CBS hyped the first Earth Day, back in 1970. Somehow we've survived since then, and most of life got better, although I never hear that from the worrywarts. Of course, some things...

  • NYC to change maligned Sandy rebuilding program

    NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled a sweeping report Thursday that examined New York City's recovery progress from Superstorm Sandy and promised to reform a much-maligned program that was supposed to rebuild wrecked homes. Speaking to about 50 homeowners, officials and community...

  • Tom Steyer plans to back anti-Keystone XL lawmakers

    Billionaire San Francisco climate activist Tom Steyer's NextGen Climate Action PAC will back vulnerable lawmakers who oppose the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline, he said in a Thursday letter.

  • Competing bills in Congress and Vermont revive GMO debate

    Two competing pieces of legislation -- one in Congress and another in Vermont -- are reviving debate over genetically modified foods. On Capitol Hill, Rep. Mike Pompeo has a bill that would give the Food and Drug Administration the sole authority to require labeling to indicate that foods have...

  • Oil tops $104 on Ukraine fears

    The price of oil rose past $104 per barrel Thursday on worries over the upheaval in Ukraine. Benchmark U.S. crude for May delivery rose 54 cents to close at $104.30 a barrel in New York. Supplies in the U.S. are ample — the Energy Department reported the biggest gain in stocks in 13 years...

  • Minnesota Pipe Line seeks to expand capacity

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Pipe Line Co. announced plans Thursday to nearly double the capacity of a crude oil pipeline that carries oil from Canada and North Dakota to the two refineries in the Twin Cities that produce most of Minnesota's and much of Wisconsin's transportation fuels. The...

  • Samples collected from oil slick not from plane

    PERTH, Australia (AP) — Investigators were analyzing data collected by a robotic submarine that completed its first successful scan of the seabed Thursday in the hunt for the missing Malaysian plane, but say tests have ruled out that a nearby oil slick came from the aircraft. The unmanned...

  • AP Photos: A close-up look at fracking

    MEAD, Colo. (AP) — Workers bustle at an oil and gas drilling site near Mead, Colo., a town of about 3,800 people north of Denver. The hydraulic fracturing operation, also known as "fracking," and others like it pump hundreds of thousands of gallons of water, mixed with fine sand and...

  • EU warns Russia against using gas for politics

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is warning Russia that interfering with gas deliveries to Ukraine to apply political pressure would backfire by damaging its reputation as a reliable supplier for the EU. European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso said in a letter on behalf of the...

  • Va.'s largest rooftop solar array to be dedicated

    GLOUCESTER, Va. (AP) — Dominion Virginia Power has completed the installation of the state's largest rooftop solar system. The solar array is atop the Canon Environmental Technology plant in Gloucester. In all, more than 2,000 solar panels have been planted on the roof of the building. The...

  • Federal agencies can't track costs or benefits of National Environmental Policy Act reviews, GAO says

    Federal agencies have little data on the costs and benefits of environmental reviews required by the National Environmental Policy Act, even though thousands of projects requiring the reviews are high-profile and expensive, according to a new report by the Government Accountability Office....

  • NC governor proposes new coal ash plan after spill

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's governor says he will propose new legislation aimed at strengthening government oversight of coal ash dumps following the massive spill at a Duke Energy plant that coated 70 miles of the Dan River in toxic sludge. Gov. Pat McCrory said Wednesday that his...

  • Lawmakers outline concerns for gas negotiations

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — House Resources Committee members have signed onto a letter, outlining issues they want Gov. Sean Parnell's administration to keep in mind in negotiating gas project contracts. This assumes passage of SB138, which would set state participation in a liquefied natural gas...

  • California mulls wolf listing amid hunts elsewhere

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — While much of the country has relaxed rules on killing gray wolves, California will consider protecting the species after a lone wolf from Oregon raised hopes the animals would repopulate their historic habitat in the Golden State. The California Fish and Game Commission...



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